What Role Can Family and Friends Play?
You are the first ones parents turn to for help, so being a source of non-judgmental assistance can make you a great ally to both kids and parents.
Family and Friends:
Listening is so important. Sometimes, its the most important thing we do. Asking, "how can I help? "and "what do you need?" can go a long way.
What Can You Do?
"Fill in" for a family member when they can't attend their child's recital or sports game.
Life can get busy. Take a moment and check in with family members or friends and see how things are going. Taking a minute to check in can change a person day.
Offer to babysit for relatives or friends so that they can enjoy a night off.
Be a resource to families and friends
Learn about local resources so you can be a source of information for family and friends. Help connect them with specific needs to the appropriate organization.